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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Jun 6, 2011 8:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Butch Trucks Quote (Dead-Related)

We're obviously talking about different things. I certainly don't define "locked in" as "sounding like the Allman Brothers." We're talking about apples and oranges here, and trying to apply a specific definition to a term that is open to interpretation.

To me, when the Dead were playing well, they were locked in -- listening, anticipating, moving together and complementing each other perfectly through complex jams. In my interpretation of it, it's perfectly feasible to be "locked in" even during an open-ended jam.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Jun 6, 2011 9:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Butch Trucks Quote (Dead-Related)

I thought so. Trucks was right. The Grateful Dead really didn't "lock in" all that much. Which was a good thing in my opinion...

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Jun 6, 2011 9:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Butch Trucks Quote (Dead-Related)

Perhaps you're talking about that "signature" Allman Brothers sound where Dicky and Duane would play the same riff simultaneously and note-for-note. If that's your definition of "locked in" then I agree completely.

When I say that the Dead are "locked in," I simply mean that they're playing together, anticipating each other's moves, and turning on a dime when it counts. Very different.